But, there are other Mommy Bloggers that I follow and love, so I feel like I know what goes on in this arena. These are the Top 10 Misconceptions About Mommy Bloggers, as considered by this author.
I'm sure this isn't news to any of you who actually are Mommy Bloggers, and I'd love to know if you agree with these, or if these, in fact, are just the things that you are thought to be plagued with.
Maybe you really do only do it for the free stuff-- that's fine. Obviously they like your reviews or they wouldn't keep sending you stuff. Maybe you do wear sweats all day every day-- some people would beg to be able to do that at their "corporate" job.
As for uneducated and lacking creativity, I doubt that's true. To quote yesterday's article, "It seems that the frayed brain of a mom desperate for any help she can get, on any given day, no matter how much she loves her kids, leaves for some very creative thinking." You can't make this stuff up. And even if not classically-trained writers in every case, these women are experts on their own topics. Sure, the proofreader in me cringes from time to time, but chances are, they're not writing for the literary critics of the world; they're writing for fellow moms, or simply for themselves.
So give 'em a break. Consider the stereotypes of your own profession-- are you a plumber whose pants hang at the halfway mark of your rear, a lawyer who eats nice people for breakfast, a sales(wo)man whose politeness is seen only as schmoozing? Sure, every stereotype is grounded in some reality, but let's not get carried away.